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Bob Row
02-25-2007, 12:43 PM
After messing around for a while, my first serious try wth the full version

marian
02-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Very Impressive! I like the choice of colours and your technique too :D

AndyRage
02-25-2007, 03:47 PM
Stunning stuff!
Welcome to the forums, Bob Row. I look forward to seeing more of your works!

D Akey
02-25-2007, 06:39 PM
Eye catching color.

Serves both the interesting look of your piece, as well as editorially reflecting Wilde's colorfulness that we know historically was at odds with the comparative colorlessness of Victorian male society.

Sensational debut pic here!

hanzz
02-25-2007, 07:03 PM
Look who's here!

Welcome to this forum Bob !
A new famous member on board. 8)
to see more of Bob's work go here :
http://www.geocities.com/bobrowcartoons/

and here
http://gloriamundi.blogsome.com/

very good painting, this software suits you just fine.

D Akey
02-25-2007, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the links Hanzz. . .

Very edgy stuff, Bob!

Scathing, even.

Well done.

Always found your field fascinating.

So when working, what are your deadlines like?

Did/do you have to come up with something daily?

How much editorial direction were you given usually?

A real pleasure to have discovered you.

maror
02-26-2007, 04:06 AM
:shock: such a cool style...and wonderful color job...
even the work on your website are really amzing too...

happy welcome

maror

Bob Row
02-26-2007, 07:12 AM
Wow, what a welcome! Many thanks to you all; I hope not to disappoint your expectations (which are mine too) and to take advantage of this inspirational software to make steady improvements and explorations.

D Akey: you make the right questions: I work as a contributor from my home. I receive articles by mail or keep telephone directions about the issues that needs illustraition. The deadlines are sometimes really "deadly", like a color illustration to do from 10 pm to be delivered before 8 am. Crazy, isn't it?.
More usually I have a day lapse to do it, but even though I make no "versions" for a work; the idea I start with is the one I must finish with.

Until 1997 I used to work at the news desk on a daily basis just like any other journalist, with pencils and Rapid-o-graph instead of typerwiters. It was an exciting job, plenty of adrenaline and frustraition (as you can't expect to do a masterpiece every day), but a lovely one.
Now, the newspapers market is shrinking and the job scatters. Maybe sometime in the future, the digital world will fill its place and will develop new jobs for a new generation of digital news illustraitors. If so, I'm sure ArtRage will be a the right choice for the job!

jacktar51
02-28-2007, 01:51 AM
Hello Bob Row... And welcome to the ARtrage forums, I just know you will like it here Bob...and Any friend of Hanzz is a friend of mine.... I like your art Bob...you have chosen a good place to show it here as good art is appreciated by us all..thank you for sharing your art with us.... Jack.

friendly
02-28-2007, 02:32 AM
i really like your work bob, and the colors are great.

Allegra
04-27-2007, 01:37 AM
Hello Bob.
Wonderful work and glorious colors, I'm sure Oscar would approve!

Lee
05-07-2007, 01:05 PM
Dear Bob Row, never saw a picture of Mr. Wilde (showing my lack of literature skills here) until recently in a documentary about Marlon Brando, and boy did you get it right, his look and even more, his personality!!! awsome !!!

Bob Row
05-10-2007, 02:45 AM
Thank you Jacktar, Friendly, Allegra and Lee. You've been too generous. I'm afraid I haven't enough time latelly to practice more. I hope I'll be able to post something more in a while.